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Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line

Sandweiss, Martha A.

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ISBN 10: 1594202001 / ISBN 13: 9781594202001
Published by Penguin Press, New York, 2009
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First printing, full number line. Inscribed, signed, located, and dated by the author on the title page: "For G-- / With admiration & gratitude for his love of books . . . / Martha A. Sandweiss / Amherst / Feb 27, 2009." The book is tight, square, and unmarked; corners sharp, tail of spine lightly bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $27.95). Brodart protected. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005501

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Title: Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love ...

Publisher: Penguin Press, New York

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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Traces the secret double life of a nineteenth-century scientist and surveyor of the post-Civil War American West, revealing the mixed heritage that enabled him to cross color lines and conduct a second existence as a black Pullman porter and steelworker with an African-American wife and five multi-racial children. 30,000 first printing.

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Martha A. Sandweiss is Professor of History at Princeton University. She began her career as a museum curator and taught for twenty years at Amherst College. She is the author of numerous works on western American history and the history of photography, including Print the Legend: Photography and the American West, winner of the Organization of American Historians' Ray Allen Billington Award, and Laura Gilpin: An Enduring Grace, and is the co-editor of the Oxford History of the American West.

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